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Best Play Kits for Kids

best play kits for kids best play kits for kids

We’ve rounded up our favorite play kits that are fun, educational, and keep the kids engaged! Play kits are also a great way to keep kids learning when school’s not in session.

Circuit Clay
$20
Circuit Clay
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This is a really cool, tangible way to teach kids about electrons, LEDS, battery power, and insulation.

Marker Maker
$15
Marker Maker
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Our kids loved making these, from creating their own colors to naming them and even decorating their own marker boxes.  Heads up, though, that this is one of those kits that can be a little messy so you’re going to want to supervise.

Kiwi Co
$20/Monthly
Kiwi Co
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This is a popular one. It’s a monthly subscription crate based on your child’s age. My preschooler got the Koala crate which was farm-themed with a vegetable memory game. My six-year-old got the Kiwi crate which is based on “My Body & Me.”  She even made a stethoscope… and it works!!

Magic Set
$22
Magic Set
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If your kid loves magic, this kit is the ultimate. It comes with instructions and props for 25 tricks, and has videos online to teach kids how to do them.

Osmo Kit
$100
Osmo Kit
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If you feel guilty about your kids having screen time, we’ve found the antidote. It’s an interactive system that works with an iPad and has all kinds of learning games.

Grow 'N Glow Terrarium
$13
Grow 'N Glow Terrarium
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If your kid has a budding green thumb, then this kit is for them. It’s a great way to teach your kid about earth science, botany, and ecosystems. They also learn about responsibility. Your child wants a puppy? See if they can keep this thing alive for a week!

Crystal Growing Kit
$12
Crystal Growing Kit
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This is a great kit for teaching about geology and crystal formation. That said, we’d advise this is probably best for older kids, as you have to use very hot water and follow instructions carefully.

Pendant Jewelry Kit
$25
Pendant Jewelry Kit
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These are so cool! You can make all kinds of pendants using pictures provided. It’s really easy to use and the kids caught on right away.

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Lizzy is the host of What’s Up Moms Gear show and the mom to 3 kids. When she’s not testing out new products, you can find her on her Instagram @lizzymathis and @thecoolmomco.